The detritus of a Button Monkey

30 Mar

Wahoo!

Had my knee checked out today. Got a diagnosis and I can start running again! Will still need treatment for a few weeks but I have an explanation for what is going on and a route back to a normal knee. A big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Strange how such a small […]

25 Mar

Poor little knee

I am currently not running. Boo hoo. I believe I have patellar tendonitis. My symptoms seem to match. I am taking it very easy and trying hard to take it easy. Hopefully it is the kind of thing that with a sustained bit of rest, it will be okay. thankfully with everything else going on, […]

02 Dec

Running in the cold

Looks like tonight is going to be the first proper cold night of running. This morning had a slight frost and current temperature is just hovering above freezing. I have a fair idea what I am going to wear tonight. Will be interesting to see if I stay sufficiently warm whilst I am running and […]

01 Dec

The future

I don’t want to wait until the New Year before I make a change to my life. We can do that at any point. Have had to pull out from two races at the end of the year due to illness. Time to start focusing on my objectives for 2020. A couple of repeat ultras […]

21 Dec

Year draws to a close

Has been a bit of a learning year for me on various levels this year. Have fallen short of my running target for the year and haven’t really improved. Too little running and too little focus have been my big problems. Have managed to do two more ultras this year and knocked over 30 minutes […]

08 Oct

100th parkrun

Note: I started writing this in 2017 and never got round to finishing it. I have now made it past 160 and still in love with parkrun. Better late than never! I have been running for about 3 and a half years. When I started, 1 mile was a struggle and left me with a […]

29 Jul

Running slump

I have hit a bit of a slump in my running. Hoping that being a bit more active on my website might act as a slight motivator in driving things forward. Fingers crossed!

17 Jan

Riverbank Rollick

Today was the Riverbank Rollick, a muddy 9 miles of cross country fun.  After my recent running problems, was worried that I couldn’t finish. Was expecting more mud but the conditions were challenging enough! The road sections were a welcome relief from the mud. Slightly disappointed in the weather as the section on the banks […]

16 Jan

Big parkrun day

My local parkrun celebrated their 100th parkrun today. So glad to be part of such a good thing.  Ran the 5km in a suit as it was a black tie/tiara themed day. Leg felt fine so it’s onwards to the Riverbank Rollick tomorrow. 9 miles of cold cross country…..

12 Jan

Little bit here, little bit there

In order to try and push myself further this year, I am trying to run a little bit each day. Might be problematic to do this with some work commitments, but with a little careful planning, should be okay. If I remain injury free…

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